Nothing on earth destroys your self confidence and self esteem quite as effectively as bathing with your kids does. A few quotes from my two darlings today:
Eldest: “Mommy, the ladies at the gym all have much longer boobs than you do”
Me: “Yes darling, they’re 10 years younger than mommy and haven’t breast fed the hungriest children on earth yet! Give it time.”
Youngest: “It doesn’t matter what you look like with your clothes off mommy, I still love you!”
Me: “Thanks sweetheart. Hope it’s not too much to ask of you.”
Her: “No mommy”
Point to note: Sarcasm is wasted on kids!
Bless them … they were saying it so sweetly and honestly and in a purely observational way, with no intention whatsoever. I hope I managed to dead-pan-face my reactions so they didn’t see me die inside a little bit!
I am very conservative when it comes to my body so I think they were a bit surprised by the openness of two ladies changing in the gym yesterday while they were getting ready for their swimming lessons.
Silver lining: they really don’t care what I look like and actually gave me reassuring hugs to make sure I know that they love me. Maybe the dead-pan-face didn’t work quite as well as I’d hoped! 😜